Ten parties will field candidates for nearly 11,600 seats across more than 1,600 communes in Sunday’s election.
As Cambodians prepare for local elections Sunday, voters say petty corruption in their villages is very much on their mind.
The self-exiled leader of the opposition party is in Europe, speaking with officials and overseas Cambodians.
Protesters, many of whom were the children of the arrested women, sang songs or shaved their heads in a sign of desperation.
The NEC often faces criticism of bias toward the CPP, but officials there say it is an impartial election body.
Even as local elections approach, election monitors say the process of decentralization has been too slow.
Leang Sok Choeun was sentenced alongside two other men for reportedly distributing anti-government leaflets in 2009.
Funcinpec and the Norodom Ranariddh Party announced they were joining together last week, after a six-year split.
A group of 23 human rights NGOs issued a statement Tuesday condemning ongoing violence by state security forces against civilians.
A NEC official warns government officials of being punished or reprimanded if they are found to be involved with political activities.
Loun Savath has become a common figure at land protests, vexing Cambodia’s Buddhist leadership.
The 13 women were found guilty of illegally taking land and resisting public officers.